Polycom Snaps Up Microsoft Lync Services Expert

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM) has acquired Sentri, a Westborough, Mass.-based IT services specialist supporting Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) solutions such as Lync, SharePoint and Office 365, in a purchase the video collaboration vendor believes will help grow its services business and tighten its ties to Redmond. Polycom did not specify the exact purchase price for Sentri, saying only that the transaction, which is expected to close by March 2013, is valued at less than $10 million. Under terms of the deal, Sentri management will report to Navin Mehta, Polycom Global Services senior vice president, and (IT news)